Special Educational Needs
Annesley Primary and Nursery School is a mainstream setting, which caters for children aged 4-11years.
Our school believes, high quality teaching should be adapted and personalised to met the individual needs of the majority of the children.
The SEND report below outlines how we cater for children who have additional SEND needs.
Our SEND report sets out the ways in which we support children and families with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). It outlines what you should do if you have any concerns about your child's needs, or if your child has a disability and needs support.
At Annesley we make provision for pupils with different types of Special Education Needs and Disabilities including:
- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
- Sensory Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
We are an inclusive school, and we will make provision for other needs where we can, we will make all reasonable adjustments including training for all appropriate staff.
Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Tara Whitehouse.
You are more than welcome to make an appointment with Mrs Whitehouse to discuss any concerns that you may have about your child's needs at anytime. Please contact Mrs Fox or Mrs Collins at the school office to arrange an appointment: 01623 468806.
You can also assess the school's Local Offer below. The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents/carers and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how they can access them. Our SENDCo liaises closely with service providers in the Nottinghamshire County Council locality to bring you up to date information. Parents/carers and young people can also use the link to find information and advice on how to access them directly.
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What is Autism?Autism is not an illness. The AET approaches autism as a different way of being rather than as a ‘deficient’ or ‘disordered’ way of being.
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- Autism Support Groups in Nottinghamshire:
- Nottinghamshire ADHD Awareness:
- Dyslexia action Nottinghamshire:
Cognition and Learning Needs - A simple introduction to dyslexia.The SEN Code of Practice defines Cognition & Learning difficulties as follows: ‘Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. Learning difficulties cover a wide range of needs, including moderate learning difficulties (MLD), severe learning difficulties (SLD),where children are likely to need support in all areas of the curriculum and associated difficulties with mobility and communication, through to profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), where children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.’
Social, Emotional and Mental Health NeedsThe SEN Code of Practice defines Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties as follows: 'Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or distressing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.'Let's talk about ADHD This animation discusses what it means to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It was co-produced by children with ADHD, their families and carers, and health professionals in the field. It is based on research evidence as well as ideas from children and individuals with lived experienced of ADHD.
What's it like to have ADHD?**ADHD: Follow the link below to an ebook for parents & children. It is created by people with ADHD for people with ADHD. The book aims to inspire, educate and empower young people living with ADHD and those who support them.
- Physical Disability Awareness - I showed this in assembly today - it was very thought provoking.
- Neurodevelopmental Behaviour Support (NBS) Parent/Carer Support Group for ADHD/AUTISM Many parents approach school trying to access points of support within the local community. The NBS service hold a regular parent and carers support group at various locations throughout the year. This is a safe space for parents to discuss your child or family’s needs regarding behaviours that are frequently described by parents who have a child with Autism and/or ADHD. Please note no diagnosis required. Experienced NBS staff are on hand for a chat, offer support and advice, alongside the opportunity meet other parents/cares with similar experiences.
Neurodevelopmental Behaviour Support Group
- SEND Local Offer NCC Nottinghamshire County Council